Designer

MARC SADLER

Marc Sadler graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) in 1968, at the end of the first "industrial design" course. Devoted from the start to the experimentation with plastic materials (subject of his degree thesis and of his personal curiosity) since the '70ies he brought to perfection the very first ski-boot in thermoplastic material, subsequently industrialized by the Italian firm Caber. Today he constantly cooperates with very important firms in the fields of home furnishing, big and small household appliances, lighting, and of more technically advanced products as well, in addition to his collaborations in the field of sport. Some of the awards he received through the years: "Design Plus" (Frankfurt) – 1995; "Compasso d'Oro" ADI (Milano) – 1995; "Auszeichnung für Gutes Design" (Hannover) – 1996; "Créateur de l'Année" (Paris) – 1997; "Compasso d'Oro" ADI (Milano) – 2001; "Design Plus" (Frankfurt) – 2001; "Auszeichnung für Gutes Design" (Hannover) – 2007; "Compasso d'Oro" ADI (Milano) – 2008. "Segnalazione Compasso d'Oro " ADI (Milano) – 2008. His Motorcyclist's Back Protector (designed for Dainese) is housed in the permanent collection of design at MOMA in New York and the lamp Mite (Foscarini) is part of the design collection of the Beaubourg in Paris.

MASSIMILIANO CICCONI

Massimiliano Cicconi was born in Civita Castellana in 1961 and he attended the "State school of Ceramic Art" in Civita Castellana where he was very interested in design and in ceramic traditions. In Civita Castellana he started to face the problems of ceramic materials concerning the important industrial centre of this town. He specialized in stage design at the "Academy of fine arts" in Rome and he started to teach artistic subjects. Then he worked as advisor with some designers offices in Rome and Civita Castellana. In 1997 he begun to cooperate with the companies of Colamedici group: Colavene, Colacril, Colbam. In 2000 he designed the series "Qube" for he company AXA and he has been the protagonist of "Shaping Ceramic" with numerous and different washbasins which can me matched to the "Qube" and with the series "Rond" characterized by flexibility. Since 2003 he has been cooperating with WHITE STONE, the new company by Colamedici Group, designing some furnishing washbasins which have had a big success. In 2006 he has designed the series "K-one", the new series by Azzurra Ceramica. Massimiliano Cicconi has always distinguished himself for the innovative research and strong personality and since 2007 he started to cooperate with Kerasan about some wide versatile projects.

ALFREDO ANZELLINI

Artistically active both at home and abroad. Several years ago he achieved experimental forms connected to the new image medias. He works in various ways with hybrid photochemical, electronic and digital techniques. Since 2001 he has been working in "Camera Verde", a Rome cultural centre directed by Giovanni Andrea Semerano. Exhibits, books, artist briefs, postcards and posters bear witness to the editorial time and movement developed between the artistic work and the cultural idea that is at the basis of "Camera Verde". Parallel to this is the study of industrial design, an object reproduced in series and the "new" aesthetic values determined by serial objects. Interest for the industrial products created, for the "forms" we use continuously and which strike our gaze continuously; a true symbiosis between the shape of practical objects and the creations of contemporary art. He has twenty years of collaboration with the Kerasan ceramic industry with whom he creates, with his son Simone, various series of leading sanitary ware such as Ego, Flo and Retrò. His "Strati di Senso" works, impressed on the Inka series of ceramic surfaces, had considerable impact.

ROMANO ADOLINI

Romano Adolini, architect and designer, was born in Nepi (Viterbo) in 1956; he attended the University in Rome getting his degree in 1982. After having worked for a period as an apprentice, he opened a professional office in Rome. He realized a lot of projects above all in the district of Vterbo such as private houses, sport buildings, shopping centres and churches, showing his personal search about architectural solutions in accordance with the territory. Beside the repair and restoration of monumental buildings, he has also seen about the museum exhibitions and interior design. He has participated in variuous award ceremonies and competions; some works of his have been published in the major specialized magazines.He is not only an architect but a designer too, especially referring to the bathroom sector. At present he collaborates with some firms, such Kerasan, Flaminia, Boffi, Nic, Gal, Oliver International. He won a lot of prizes such as the design plus Award (Frankfurt 2003) and the Design Index Adi both in 2003-2004.

STUDIO TRIPLAN

Since 1969 Alexander Duringer lived in Cologne, in Germany, where his family had moved after having left Uruguay, the country where he was born in 1964, for sentimental reaswons, he moved to Italy and now he lives with his family in Rome. Stefano Rosini was born in 1967 in Rome, where he still lives. IN the same town he sudied, getting degree in architurcture at the La Sapienza University. He had a lot of experiences working in some important architectural offices in Rome. But in 1997 he decided to open his own professional office working in restructuring or in private building. He realized a lot of shops in Rome, always paying attention to the design. Alexander Duringer and Stefano Rosini met during a sailing course they attended. From the fusion of their different but complementary experiences, made between Italy and Germany, these two designers created Triplan.

FABRIZIO BATONI

Fabrizio Batoni si laurea in architettura all'Università di Firenze e dopo aver maturato varie esperienze nel mondo del design e dell'architettura, apre, nel 1997, il suo studio a Colle di Val d'Elsa. Qui inizia le prime importanti collaborazioni nel mondo del design e i primi lavori di architettura, collaborando con diverse aziende nell'ambito dell'arredo bagno e dell'arredamento. L’esperienza e la metodologia acquisite nel corso degli anni si concretizzano nella sua progettazione che spazia dal design del prodotto all’architettura, tenendo sempre un occhio puntato alle esigenze dell'uomo e all'ambiente che lo circonda. Nel 2013 vince il Design Plus all’ISH di Francoforte con il progetto Monolite di Brandoni e viene selezionato dall’ADI Design Index per il Compasso d’Oro, sempre lo stesso anno vince il Cersaie Award con la progettazione dell’ allestimento del Gruppo Treesse. Nel 2014 riceve il premio Interior Innovation Award all’IMM di Colonia con il tavolo Mesavela per Resol. Nel 2015 vince il Red Dot Award con il rubinetto POP di Rubinetterie Zazzeri e con lo stesso progetto riceve A’ Design Award.

MARCO PISATI

Designer, fascinated by new materials and new technologies, tests his ideas in the most extreme sectors: starting from the aerospace, designing interiors bound to the concept of space habitability in absence of gravity for the ASI (Italian Space Agency), reaching the earth’s nomadic one, realizing the first example of interactive nomadic office (Motorhome Aci). Invited to expose his works at Leopolda Exposition in Florence (“Deep Inside”- Image) he presented with the company Grado Zero Espace, leading brand in the aerospace textile branch, a prototype of a jacket for astronauts in Diaplex (a tissue with a memory of shapes). He won the Red Dot Design Award 2017 in the Category “Product Design” with the “Lynea” product designed for Cordivari Design and he won the Special Mention in the 2016 German Design Awards in the Category “Bath and Wellness” with the “Color” product designed for Gattoni Rubinetteria. His experimental planning approach brings him to work with very different brands: Kerasan, Cordivari Design, Antonio Lupi, DND by Martinelli, Gattoni Rubinetterie, Glass Design for Dornbracht, Emilio Pucci (Louis Vuitton Group), 3M Rubinetterie, Hego Waterdesign (Paini Group), Ceramica & Complementi, K8 Radiatori, Glass Design, Bandini Rubinetterie, Il Bagno Bandini.